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Old 02-28-2010, 04:48 AM
Ilove2men Ilove2men is offline
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Is what I feel like we are playing right now. Normally people have a few triggers. Trigger A will make me happy. Trigger B will make me sad. Trigger C will make me scared. Trigger D will make me defensive or angry. ECT ECT ECT. As we get older we start recognizing that we have such triggers so we can "catch" the negative ones and work through them without many theatrics.

Right now, I apparently have a whole new set of triggers and it's throwing me off big time. I don't like not knowing what emotions or reactions to expect from myself. Tonight one thing sent me into a frenzy of defensiveness, anger, sadness, and full blown tears. This one thing... it was ridiculous to have any of the reactions I had, but they poured out of me like a festering wound finally bursting from the infection.

I learned a few things tonight. I learned that I don't trust myself to stand up for myself. I feel like I failed in doing so the past few months and now I am apparently going overboard. Going into defensive self protect mode when there is no threat. I learned that my fiance totally understands the whys of it and has told me he will be here to work through each and every unknown trigger that comes up for me. I learned that not knowing what to expect out of your own self is no fun at all.

So, what I need to start working on is start rationalizing right away when something unknown begins to well up and work through it to the other side with hopefully less extreme emotions.

Have you ever gotten something unexpected out of yourself before? Did it throw you for a loop? I feel that because my reaction was unexpected that it brought out even more emotions out of me and all of them were intensified.

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Old 02-28-2010, 04:56 AM
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I Think it's great that he's giving you these letters. i know that i generally prefer to e-mail someone when i want to talk about something big because it helps me organize my thoughts. Right now he's trying to save this relationship, and i think him being able to do this in a manner that helps him convey his feelings in all honesty, and thruthiness (thanks Colbert ) is fantastic
I think it is great as well. He has ADHD so when he is dealing with big things his thought process can become very confusing for himself and for me. By him finding a quiet place to sit and focus on one particular issue at a time, we have found more clarity or understanding of what the other has thought and felt in the past few months and he has actually brought up things prior to this that we never really touched on. If this is a way for us to communicate openly and honestly... well we will just be corresponding for the rest of our lives
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Old 02-28-2010, 05:25 AM
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Have you ever gotten something unexpected out of yourself before? Did it throw you for a loop? I feel that because my reaction was unexpected that it brought out even more emotions out of me and all of them were intensified.
Yes, in recent months, the last 6 or so, I was feeling emotions I thought i had beaten into submission or that I had never felt. Triggers were new as were the reactions.

My immediate reactions to things immediately threw me into a tailspin of emotions to those reactions. Anger at what I was feeling, irritation at how I was reacting and worst of all, I went to my biggest defence mechanism, I shut down externally. I immediately throw a wall up wanting to protect everyone while I fight with myself.

It didn't work
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